Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Rolling Restart Spoils the Party

On Sunday morning, February 22, Linden Labs decided to restart the mainland region where my gallery and home is located. The textures are still loading and its been 2 full days with no improvement. Consequently, the Grand Opening of my newly built gallery had to be cancelled. In the meantime, I find myself involved in three separate exhibits this month. I started setting up the show at Aho Gallery on NMC last night and it looks good. Basically, I am showing the sculptures and accompanying pictures of 7 different series plus 5 additional single pieces at lower cost. The show at Tricia Aferdita's gallery will feature several male/female duets with the main poster from a piece called "Attraction" and the Limited Edition set called "I Love You" including an additional piece as a trio display. "Flowerful", "Lexicon", and "Morning" are all good series for the theme that originally was meant for the month of February. At Gulara Gallery I am going out on a limb a bit and including several collaborative pieces from when Sachi and I were together. This time her name will appear in the description and she will share in any sales. Her photographs of my prim groupings (sculptures) were awesome and it would be a shame to keep them hidden from view for too long. It should make the show even more interesting.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Come celebrate the ALL NEW Gallery of the Minotaur this Sunday, February 22 from 7 pm - 9 pm SLT. Dance to the rockin tunes of DJ Merlina Nightfire and BE THE ART! Wear your Mondrian and Cubist clothes and Primary Colors or Black and White and join the PARTY!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Dreamtaker and The Dream

I received a notice regarding a Sculpture competition for "The Dream" so started to experiment with my conception of that idea. During its construction an opportunity to donate something for a Dream Fair occurred so I thought I would submit the developed portion of the piece I started for the competition. I've taken a literal interpretation of the theme and represented it abstractly with very subtle muted colors which are dreamlike. The piece I will enter into the competion is called "Trial by Night" and more colorful. The piece represented in the pictures here is called "Dreamtaker"and has a life of its own. The scripts used are moving water, color changing, and breathing.

Over the weekend I built a new gallery of my own design and am planning a party with a DJ on Sunday. The lag is bad though and I will have to move way up in the sky to get away from all the scripting in the next door game parlor. Tonight I will be trying to save everything, link it and move it. I also made some masks and a new series or two. The second one I made wasn't as successful as the first one but there were some shots I liked, just don't know if anyone else will like it. I showed it to someone I respect and they thought it was too busy---possibly because I was using black and white in it with one color, which is a challenge.

Monday, February 9, 2009

A New Chapter

Here I am in my gallery with one of the two sculptures I created last month. Its called Assuage and is the one I used to create the image shown in a previous post. I made another one on Saturday for a series I call Mystic. Then it came to me...something that has been bothering me since last week. Some girl called Comet asked me why I don't make my sculptures move and do things like everyone else. Then I read in a forum where one person said they admire SL artists who are geeks..."complete artists", she said. Well, it doesn't take a geek to add scripts and it doesn't take scripts to make sculptures in Second Life that are moving (like move your soul, for instance) ..but...it made me think of further possibilities. I don't live in a vacuum...and like a good challenge every so often. Let me first say that I've used scripts in my sculptures before but the best photographs are taken when the prims are motionless. Why make it more difficult to capture the image? So for sculptures I use for taking photographs, it isn't necessary to add scripts and since I am a purist, and the process is such an important part of the artwork, they will only have a rotating script for presentation purposes. I'm making sculptures now...not for creating images but to complete my experience as a Second Life artist. I'm adding scripts when it doesn't take away from the overall experience...where is adds something provocative. My first scripted sculpture is full size and limited in availability. One will be on permanent display on the ceiling of anandra Contemporary Arts Forum and the other will be available at an auction coming up after Valentine's Day. When that event occurs I will post a picture on this site.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Primagery: The Color of Gold


February 9th at 7 pm there will be an Opening Reception for this show at Lar's Gallery. My work is on the first floor and Texann Schumann's RL nature photography is on the second floor.

I chose "gold" as the theme because of this photograph and the heart for February. Its turning out to be quite a task to find work that has gold in it that isn't already displaying as a Limited Edition at anandra. A couple of architectural type sculptures are on display which I've never shown before as well as a mixture of other works. I'm also giving away the valentine and showing some others that people can buy for L$50.